Neuromodulation of the Sphenopalatine Ganglion with Electric
Stimulation is an important new therapy for autonomic disorders including autonomic cephalias and can also be used to treat depression, anxiety and PTSD in addition to many chronic pain problems. Chronic intractable migraine is experienced by 2-4% of the global population.
The Myomonitor, a ULF-TENS has been used safely for over 50 years in conjunction with neuromuscular dentistry.
A new article in Neurology Advisor, Dec 11, 2018 looks at occipital neuromodulation and vagus neuromodulation to treat chronic migraine. While it discusses new studies on occipitalneuromodulation it does not mention the fact that the myomonitor has been utilizing ULF-TENS as a neuromodulation unit for over 50 years. This is not the primary mode of action of the myomonitor but a secondary function. Primarily the Myomonitor is utilized to relax the trigeminally innervated muscles for establishment of a diagnostic neuromuscular orthotic and when successful for long term rehabilitation, The myomonitor may also be acting as a neuromodulation device on the vagus nerve. Neuromuscular Dentists frequently also utilize the Myomonito to pulse the muscles innervated by the 11th Cranial Nerve, the accessory nerve.
Neuromuscular dentistry is extremely effective in treating TMJ disorders, migraines and chronic headaches via neuromuscular occlusion, usually beginning with a diagnostic neuromuscular orthotic. Some of this success may be related to stimulation of the SPG Ganglion while utilizing Myomonitor to relax muscles innervated by trigeminal and facial nerves.
There are many patient testimonial videos on SPG Blocks and Neuromuscular Dentistry.
SPG Blocks are usually done with transnasal catheters to deposit lidocaine over the mucosa covering pterygopalatine fossa where the ganglion is located on the maxillary branch of the trigeminal nerve.
Videos of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Blocks and SPG Stimulation with Myomonitor in conjunction with neuromuscular dentistry. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk9Bfz6pklC7_UluWFHzLrg/videos